Deadline: September 1, 2019.

The Africa-America Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural Dr. Ousseina and Ambassador Dr. Hassana Alidou African Women in Leadership Program for female graduate students (MA/Ph.D.) and early career professionals (1-5 years post-graduation) based on the continent of Africa. The first inaugural mentoring workshop will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 22 October 2019, in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU Africa) during the biennial conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA), 24-26 October 2019.

The one-day workshop will focus on issues confronting young women professionals and graduate students. Tentative topics to be covered include but are not limited to: building a sustainable professional network; conducting research and publishing your work, networking and job placements, striking a balance between the personal and the professional; grant writing and funding opportunities, dealing with sexual harassment and many more.


Selected applicants will receive:

  1. A free one-day workshop
  2. A stipend for local transport
  3. Lunch and coffee breaks


Eligibility and Application Criteria:

Applicants must be either current female graduate students in an MA or Ph.D. program on the continent of Africa who are writing their thesis or preparing research proposal or early career professionals (1-5 years post-graduation) with a Masters or Ph.D. degree.
All applicants must be members of the ASAA in good standing


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